Teacher Recruitment Fair Is Feb. 9

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Hamilton County Department of Education’s Innovation Zone will be hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair at Eastgate Town Center, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Innovation Zone officials said they will be recruiting teachers who:

Have a child centered approach to teaching and learning
Want to work in a stimulating professional environment
Embrace the iZone philosophy and mission of school turnaround
Promote high academic standards and high expectations
Are excited by learning and implementing new ideas in their classrooms
Have a deep knowledge of their subject and area of instruction
Will motivate and enthuse students
Are ready to transform lives

Why work in an iZone school? 
High quality, differentiated professional development from teacher leaders and national experts
Concentrated resources in talent, time, technology, and community and parental support
Potential signing, retention, and performance pay bonuses
Leadership and career advancement opportunities
Opportunity to work with a 100% mission aligned and committed staff
Tremendous journey to transform lives
  
Benefits of Teaching in the ZONE
Strong Supportive Leadership
Quality Administrators and iZone staff armed with tools necessary to ensure teachers have what they need to reach each and every child.
Customized Professional Development
Quality, job-embedded professional development: Teacher Mentor Program, Instructional support and lead teachers, differentiated professional development opportunities.
Strong Support Staff
Content specific coaches, data coaches, inclusion coaches, family partnership specialists, and interventionists all working in concert to accomplish our goals.
Teacher Incentives
Stipends, Extended Contracts and Performance Pay Incentives (TIF) that compensate teachers for further school improvement efforts.

 


Career Forward Task Force Maps Out Next Steps To Ensure Graduates Are Career Ready

The Tennessee Department of Education announced new steps to ensure the state’s high school graduates are prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce. The report, which comes from the state’s Career Forward Task Force, concluded six months of research and discussions and features two dozen recommendations to ensure the development of seamless learning pathways ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Offers Continuing Education Classes In December And January

Chattanooga State’s Continuing Education Department is offering two classes in December and one in January 2017. Santa’s LEGO Workshop: Calling all LEGO-building elves! Santa is looking for children ages 6-10 to have fun at Santa’s LEGO Workshop on Monday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. He has lots of Christmas models and fun challenges ... (click for more)

City Council Approves $2.19 Million Purchase Of Body Cameras For Police Officers

The City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the $2,191,544 purchase of body cameras for city police officers. Councilman Chip Henderson, who heads the council's public safety committee, said the purchase was already included in the budget. The city will get some help from the federal government in the form of a grant for almost $300,000 toward the expense. ... (click for more)

Fire Lieutenant Who Caught Baby Dropped From 3rd Floor Of Burning Building Has To Give Up Career Over Incident

A Chattanooga Fire Department officer who was hailed as a hero after catching a baby dropped by the mother from the third floor of a burning building lost his career as a result of the incident. City officials said after Lt. Vernon Lane caught the 10-month-old baby boy that the mother then jumped and landed on him. He suffered severe injuries and has been unable to work ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)